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Definition of 'overcome'

Verb

  1. win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
       Synonyms: get the better of defeat
  2. get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
       Synonyms: get over subdue surmount master
  3. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
       Synonyms: overwhelm overpower sweep over whelm overtake
  4. overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
       Synonyms: get the best have the best


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